Induced abortion: incidence and trends worldwide from 1995 to 2008

Date: February 2012 Resource Type: Array Publications

This study of abortion rates revealed that the global abortion rate was stable from 2003-2008. “Worldwide, 49% of abortions were unsafe in 2008, compared to 44% in 1995. About one in five pregnancies ended in abortion in 2008. The abortion rate was lower in subregions where more women live under liberal abortion laws.”

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